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Module 6

Global Strategy (2 credits)

Taught by Aldas Kriauciunas

This course provides an introduction regarding the business and strategy challenges faced by managers in our global economy, regardless of whether the firm is a small domestic company or a large multi-national firm. Major topics for the course include motivations and challenges of internationalization, international business fundamentals, foreign market entry strategies, organizing across countries, analyzing global industries, building competitive advantage in global industries, and the influence of culture and institutions. Given the link between geographic and product diversification, the course emphasizes mergers & acquisitions, alliances, and organic growth as venues for firm expansion.

Meet Dr. Kriauciunas, Executive Director of Purdue EMBA Programs, and learn more about his Global Strategy course.

Legal & Ethical Environments (2 credits)

Taught by Judge James Kirsch

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of the legal environment as it pertains to business organizations and of the ethical considerations and social and political influences that affect such organizations. Students will examine a wide range of substantive rules of public law that will provide a framework for a discussion of the ways in which managerial decision making affects and is affected by the legal environment.

International Residency Special Topic (1 credit)

During Module 6, the cohort will travel to an international location chosen by the cohort from a list of options. To learn more about business approaches and principles in that country, the EMBA program will identify a topic and local faculty member for this course. For example, 'Business and Society' looked at the role of businesses in a European context - the expectations and opportunities and how that differs from other regions of the world. This approach provides an opportunity to understand business from a local expert's perspective. 

 Please note course offerings and faculty are subject to change.